Whether you’re planning a historic costume for a night of trick-or-treating for your little guy or he just wants to take a trip back in time during dress-up play, you can make the costume a success for some picture-perfect moments. If you’re not a crafty gal, don’t worry–there’s no sewing, knitting or any other artsy skills required. Even better: you can make the costume from items you find around the house so you don’t have to break the bank.Items you will needWhite sheetTailor’s chalkScissorsGold beltPoster boardGold spray paintAluminum foilMacaroni noodlesRed, yellow and blue paintGlueStringPumpkin seedsEgyptian Tunic
Lay the white sheet out flat and measure about 36 inches down and 36 inches across. Draw a square on the sheet with tailor’s chalk according to these measurements and cut out the fabric. If you don’t trim the sheet down a bit, your child will never be able to find his arms in all that fabric.Now you’ve got the start of an Egyptian costume that isn’t a trip hazard.
Fold the sheet square in half diagonally and then fold it in half again. Place a small plate over the folded diagonal edge and draw along the edge of the plate. Cut along the line and when you open the sheet, you’ll now have a neck hole for your munchkin’s head to fit through.
Have your little guy try on the costume. Cinch the center of the costume with a wide gold belt. If you can’t find a gold belt, cut out a strip of poster board and spray paint it with a metallic gold paint. When it dries, wrap it around his waist and tape the ends together. Voila! Most of the costume is already done.Scarab Necklace
Cut out a piece of poster board in the general shape of a bean and cover it with aluminum foil.
Paint some macaroni red, blue and yellow and glue these around the outer edge of the bean shape once they’ve dried.
Scrunch up some tin foil, flatten it out and glue it to the center of the bean shape. Paint it blue and then paint four “claws” coming out of the foil to make a scarab beetle.
Make two holes at the top of the bean and thread it onto a long piece of string. Thread some painted macaroni noodles on either side of the string and tie the ends together to complete the necklace.Headdress
Measure around your little guy’s head and cut a 2-inch wide strip of poster board about 2 inches longer.
Glue some pumpkin seeds in two rows along the length of the poster board. Stop about 1 inch away from each end.
Spray paint the entire headdress gold and let it dry. Once it dries, staple or tape together the ends of the headdress